All software activity involving critical assets must be tracked, and any methods that may expose sensitive data should also be tracked as defined by control objectives within the PCI Software Security Framework. Unfortunately, protecting integrity of event datasets and analyzing records in order to detect attacks in real time can be challenging. This course is designed to equip Information Systems Security Developers and Software Developers with knowledge required to detect, respond to and investigate attacks.
On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to meet secure software operations requirements described in PCI’s Secure Software Requirements and Assessment Procedures, including:
- Ensuring that all access attempts and usage of critical assets is tracked and traceable to a unique individual
- Facilitating the retention of detailed activity records either within the software itself or by supporting integration with other solutions such as centralized log servers, cloud-based logging solutions, or a back-end monitoring solution
- Ensuring that the software possesses the basic functionality to differentiate between normal and anomalous user behavior: such changes in post-deployment configurations or obvious automated-attack behaviors